Competition: Your photo could be on the Lord Mayor of York’s Christmas card

A visitor to the National Railway Museum in York takes a photograph. Photograph © Wayne Cappleman on Flickr
29 Sep 2016 @ 5.55 pm
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Your photograph could be on the front of the Lord Mayor of York’s Christmas card, thanks to a brand new competition.

How to enter

Send in your photographs via our online form here

Closing date: Mon Oct 10 2016

For the first time, the image on the front of the York civic party’s card will be chosen from entries to an open-call competition, launched today (Thursday, September 29).

And 12 other winning pix will be used in a York calendar, showing off your photograph in thousands of homes all year round.

The competition is run by the Lord Mayor of York, York Mansion House and York Past and Present.

Each entrant can submit up to three photographs. Photos must be of YorkYork Themes and/or Christmas Scenes of York.

The Lord Mayor’s Christmas card is posted to hundreds of people in York, across the UK and to overseas dignitaries.

Thirteen prizes

The Mansion House in York. Photograph © Allan Harris on Flickr
The Mansion House in York. Photograph © Allan Harris on Flickr

York Past and Present founder Richard Brigham explained:

Not only will we receive the entries for the image to adorn the front of the card, but York Past and Present will also be looking to create our first ever ‘public image calendar’ from 12 runner-up images.

When printed these cards and calendars will be for sale to anyone who wishes to purchase them, and all profits will go to the Lord Mayor’s charities and to the Mansion House Restoration Fund.

The 13 winners will be invited to a prize-giving ceremony at the Guildhall in York to receive prizes from the Lord Mayor.

Lord Mayor of York Cllr Dave Taylor said: “I have to congratulate Richard and Lianne of York Past and Present for giving me the opportunity to do something new this year; opening up this creative opportunity for residents, and selflessly helping to raise money for a specific part of the restoration of York Mansion House as well as for my charities this year.”

All money raised will be donated to the Lord Mayor’s Charities and the Mansion House Restoration fund. This includes money from the sale of the Christmas cards and calendars once released for sale in York.

Enter here. But hurry: the closing date is midnight on Monday, October 10, 2016.


1. This competition is open to all ages
2. Each person can only submit a MAXIMUM of 3 images
3. Submitted must be images of YorkYork Themes & Christmas Scenes of York
4. This competition is open to Everyone from amateur to Professional
5. Images submitted MUST be the copyright of the person submitting them.